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NYTimes beta-launches dedicated listening app: New York Times Audio

The New York Times, producer of The Daily, one of the world’s most popular podcasts, is announcing the a beta testing launch of a NYT-specific listening app called New York Times Audio. Doing so stakes a reputational claim as a leading audio producer and podcast network worthy of a dedicated app. Click for more, and a link to volunteer as a tester. Continue Reading

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SiriusXM invests in Audio Up, grabs a board seat, and signs strategic agreement

SiriusXM notified us of a creative and strategic agreement with podcast production house Audio Up to make podcasts and other types of audio. But there is more to this than the typical co-production deal. SiriusXM also laid $12M on Audio Up and joined the board. We asked Sirius whether an acquisition is in the wind. Continue Reading

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Audioboom (re)-launches Audioboom Studios; Brendan Regan to lead it

Audioboom announces the launch of Audioboom Studios as of October 1, reminding us of a previous Audioboom Studios which we reported on in 2018. Whether revived, continued, or reinvented, Brendan Regan will run it — he is formerly Executive Vice President, Global Content & Production, and he picks up a new C-level title: Chief Content Officer.  Continue Reading

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Public radio listeners adopt podcast listening at a high rate: Jacobs Media Public Radio Techsurvey 2021

Jacobs Media has released its Public Radio Techsurvey 2021, the latest in an annual canvas of public radio listeners. In a rich array of survey results, we see that podcasting is adopted at a higher rate than in the general U.S. population. Click through for tons of detail, graphics, and a download link. Continue Reading